If you've been waiting with bated breath to see Jet Li's Fearless (and really, who among us isn't?), you're just gonna have to sit back on your haunches and wait a bit longer. The film scored US distrib waaaaaaay back in February, after kicking ass at the box offices in Taiwan, Indonesia, Singapore, and Malaysia. The film has already faced a lawsuit by the grandson of martial arts master Huo Yuanjia, on whose life the fictional film was roughly based, who claims that the film takes liberties with his grandfather's life story (to be fair, the film is a drama, not a documentary).

The film was set to release August 4, but has now been pushed back to September 22. One would presume, since the film has already shown theatrically, that the delay is not a post-production problem, so what might be the reason for the delay? There are several other films opening on August 4. I would assume they aren't worried about competing with Barnyard, so perhaps they didn't want to open against The Night Listener, The Descent, or Will Farrell vehicle Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby. Anyhow, this is, rumor has it, Jet Li's best film in years (and maybe even the last film in which you'll get to see him do martial arts). If you're a Jet Li fan, you'll probably go see the film regardless of when it screens, yes? So go pencil in September 22, and if there are further changes, we'll keep you apprised.

categories Cinematical